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Satie Says, Part 1 - Aubade & D'Holothurie

7:00 AM.A bi-lingual NZ family discover Satie's quirky piano pieces. Produced by Margaret Ogilvie (RNZ).

Satie Says, Part 2 - Sonatine Bureaucratique

7:00 AM.A bi-lingual NZ family discover Satie's quirky piano pieces. Produced by Margaret Ogilvie (RNZ).

Satie Says, Part 3 - Sports et Divertissements Nos 1-5

7:00 AM.A bi-lingual NZ family discover Satie's quirky piano pieces. Produced by Margaret Ogilvie (RNZ).

Satie Says, Part 4 - Sports et Divertissements Nos 6-9

7:00 AM.A bi-lingual NZ family discover Satie's quirky piano pieces. Produced by Margaret Ogilvie (RNZ).

Satie Says, Part 5 - Sports et Divertissements Nos 10-15

7:00 AM.A bi-lingual NZ family discover Satie's quirky piano pieces. Produced by Margaret Ogilvie (RNZ).

Satie Says, Part 6 - Sports et Divertissements Nos 16-21

7:00 AM.A bi-lingual NZ family discover Satie's quirky piano pieces. Produced by Margaret Ogilvie (RNZ).

Verdi & Shakespeare: From Tragedy to Comedy

2:00 PM. Elizabeth Hudson examines the inspiration that the English playwright was for the Italian composer.

Verdi & Shakespeare: Early Encounters

2:00 PM.Elizabeth Hudson examines the inspiration that the English playwright was for the Italian composer.

Michael Haas

7:00 PM.Michael Haas, music producer, author and curator talks about his research into music forbidden under the Nazis.

Raymond Boyce

2:00 PM.Designer Raymond Boyce has made a huge contribution to ballet, opera, puppetry and straight drama since he first came to New Zealand in 1953. Peter Mechen talks to Raymond and others who've worked with him over six decades in the theatre.

Interrupted Cadences - Britten

7:00 PM.What if …? John Drummond explores critical moments in the history of Western music when things might well have turned out very differently. Crossing the Atlantic in 1942 meant dodging U-boats. Benjamin Britten was lucky to make it - but what if he hadn't? (RNZ)

Rick Erickson, Cantor

2:00 PM.In the tradition of Bach himself, Rick Erickson is the Cantor at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in New York City.

Interrupted Cadences - Schoenberg

7:00 PM.What if …? John Drummond explores critical moments in the history of Western music when things might well have turned out very differently. In 1915 Schoenberg's regiment suffered enormous losses on the Eastern Front. What if Schoenberg had been one of those casualties? (RNZ)

Four Last Songs

7:00 PM.Peter Shaw looks at Richard Strauss's final years and in particular his Four Last Songs, today one of the most popular works in the classical repertoire. He surveys some of the many recordings

Interrupted Cadences - Wagner

7:00 PM.John Drummond explores critical moments in the history of Western music when things might well have turned out very differently. Wagner only just escaped being arrested for treason in 1849. What would the world have been like without Tristan, Die Meistersinger, and the Ring Cycle? (RNZ)

Beethoven's Piano Concertos

4:00 PM.Indra Hughes presents an overview of Beethoven's five Piano Concertos.

Interrupted Cadences - Schumann

7:00 PM.What if …? John Drummond explores critical moments in the history of Western music when things might well have turned out very differently. Robert Schumann and Clara Wieck became engaged in 1837. What if she had turned him down and pursued a professional career as a pianist? (RNZ)

Karlo Margetic

7:00 PM.The Wellington-based musician talks with Kenneth Young about his compositional processes and recent works including Lightbox and Melting Furniture (RNZ).

Interrupted Cadences - Berlioz

7:00 PM.What if …? John Drummond explores critical moments in the history of Western music when things might well have turned out very differently. What if Berlioz had never seen Harriet Smithson play Ophelia? No Symphonie Fantastique, no programme music … (RNZ)

The Circumstances of Beethoven's Symphonies

7:00 PM.Some believe that they were conceived as a set with an overarching grand schema, but Thomas Goss points out the often more expedient external factors that influenced Beethoven in composing his nine symphonies (RNZ).

Interrupted Cadences - Beethoven's last summer

7:00 PM.John Drummond explores critical moments in the history of Western music when things might well have turned out very differently Beethoven's last summer. What if he had indeed taken his life at the age of 31? Only two symphonies, no middle period, no late quartets … (RNZ)

Elric Hooper

5:00 PM.Theatre director and broadcaster Elric Hooper talks with Des Wilson about his life and his career in the performing arts

Beethoven ReCYCLE (Part 2)

7:00 PM.Michael Houstoun and Tim Dodd continue their conversation about the Beethoven piano sonatas and Houstoun's approach to performing them. They talk in detail about the sonatas in his fourth concert of the cycle including the Appassionata.

Interrupted Cadences - Mozart

7:00 PM.John Drummond explores critical moments in the history of Western music when things might well have turned out very differently. The young Mozart had two lucky escapes. What if he'd succumbed to smallpox in 1767 or died in the coach accident in 1770? And what if he'd lived beyond 1791? (RNZ)

Interrupted Cadences - JS Bach

7:00 PM.John Drummond explores critical moments in the history of Western music when things might well have turned out very differently. JS Bach was only third choice, after Telemann and Graupner, for the position of Kantor in Leipzig in 1723. What if he'd remained an obscure country musician and not composed the great works which became pillars of Western musical tradition? (RNZ)

Beethoven ReCYCLE (Part 1)

7:00 PM.Michael Houstoun first performed the cycle of 32 Piano Sonatas by Beethoven 20 years ago. Why do it again? What's changed? Michael Houstoun talks to Tim Dodd about the project and they look at four sonatas from the first wave of concerts: the graceful Sonata quasi una fantasia in Eb Op 27 No 1; the tormented Op 31 No 2 in D minor, the "Tempest"; the expansive Op 53 in C, the "Waldstein"; and the gigantic Op 106 in B flat, the "Hammerklavier".

Interrupted Cadences - Galilei

7:00 PM.John Drummond explores critical moments in the history of Western music when things might well have turned out very differently. Had Vincenzo Galilei not courageously challenged established thinking about music in 1581, opera may never have developed, and his son Galileo might not have questioned the Ptolemaic model of the universe (RNZ)

Interrupted Cadences - Handel

7:00 PM.John Drummond explores critical moments in the history of Western music when things might well have turned out very differently. Handel suffered a massive stroke on 13 April 1737. What if he had not recovered? No late oratorios, no 'Messiah', and a changed history of England (RNZ)

David Long

2:00 PM.David Long talks with Charlotte Wilson about his work for film, television, classic bands like The Muttonbirds and recent activities with The Labcoats and as Lilburn composer-in-residence.

Hodies

7:00 PM.Brian Kay looks at settings of the Latin text 'Hodie Christus Natus Est', 'Today Christ is born', originally sung as antiphon to the Magnificat at Vespers on Christmas Day (RNZ)

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